Back to School Team Challenge – Swagbucks

It’s that time of the year again! Swagbucks is holding a Back to School Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!

If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge runs from Monday, August 6th to Friday, August 10th. 

Here’s how you can join the challenge and the site:

1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.

2. In addition to earning SB, you’ll contribute to your team’s total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.

3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you’ve contribute so far.

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Shop Bonus on their next gift card!

Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before September 1st, you’ll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate!

300 SB bonus when you sign up for Swagbucks in August

All throughout August you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before September 1st, 2018. You’ll get a 300 SB bonus for it!

3. That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I’ve earned over $1200!

2 Ways to Earn Money with Survey Junkie

Many have been asking how to make money online, so I have decided to post about a few opportunities. Today, I’m discussing Survey Junkie, a survey program I have been using since 2017.

Survey Junkie lets you take online surveys in exchange for cash. It is free to join – you only need a valid email account and must be 13 years old. Survey Junkie lets you request a Paypal disbursement when your account reaches $10.  You can also get paid via Amazon or choose to get e-Gift cards.

If you’re on a desktop, or a smartphone such as an iPhone or Android, I recommend Survey Junkie to make money taking surveys and participating in focus groups!


What is Survey Junkie?

Survey Junkie is an online community where persons can register to take surveys or other related tasks for cash rewards. Currently, the platform has over 7 million members.

Survey Junkie’s interface is super smooth and intuitive, and members are paid in cash via Paypal, Amazon and e-Gift cards.  Oh, and Survey Junkie also is one of the highest rated survey sites on Trustpilot, with 3000+ reviews, and they have an A+ Rating with BBB.

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moneytree-300x250 copyHow Do You Earn Money with Survey Junkie?

1. Surveys

The most popular means for earning cash through Survey Junkie is by – as the name suggests – taking surveys. Once you have completed registration, you will be sent invites to take surveys. The rewards average from $0.45 – $3.00 per survey.

2. Focus Groups

Another means of earning cash through Survey Junkie is by joining focus groups. This is not common as opportunities are limited. However, members are invited to join focus groups to give their opinion on products. Rewards for focus groups range from $50 – $300.

How Do You Get Paid?

You’re paid when your rewards reach a minimum of $10. You receive your money through PayPal or via Amazon and e-Gift cards, immediately.

Another great thing about Survey Junkie is that they tell you exactly how much you can expect to earn in what amount of time per survey.  For example, before I even begin, I know the survey below will make me 40 points (which equals $.40) for 2 minutes of my time.  Not a bad return!


Click here to start earning money with Survey Junkie.


Swagbucks – It’s a Swago Promotion!

The digital rewards site Swagbucks is celebrating Thanksgiving early with another big “Swago” promotion starting Monday, November 6th at 9am PT and running until Monday, November 13th!

Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:

  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, November 13th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you’ll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, November 16th to use all your spins.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points – if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.

Click here right now and click “Join” to get started! If you don’t already have a Swagbucks account, you’ll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB!

Swagbucks “$3 for Fall” Promotion

If you haven’t tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up during November as part of their Three for Fall promotion. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 12/1/17. You’ll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you’ll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That’s in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.

That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I’ve earned over $1,000!

10 Ways to Earn Money With MyPoints

Many have been asking what Points Programs are out there, so I have decided to post about a few opportunities. This time I’m discussing MyPoints, a points program I have been using since 2006. Plus, I get a referral bonus when you sign up, so try it out!

MyPoints is THE leader in points programs, hands down. MyPoints is a rewards program where you get paid by collecting reward points. MyPoints pays you for signing up for offers, referring friends, making online purchases at certain retailers, completing surveys and tasks, and more. Points can be exchanged for gift cards or cash via PayPal.

(MyPoints is very similar to Swagbucks – in fact, they’re now owned by the same company!)

10 Ways to Earn Money With MyPoints

1. Sign Up – Get $2.50!

Sign up for an account through this link, and start off your account with 250 points a/k/a $2.50.

2. Emails

MyPoints will send you daily emails, if you opt in to receive them. Click on the link in the email, and you will earn 5 points. This is the quickest way to earn points, and it’s oh-so-simple. Open email, click link, delete, repeat!

3. Deals

Using the MyPoints Deals tab, you can earn money by completing free and paid offers, like trying new products and services, or joining a mailing list. Deals range from $.25 to $20, and are updated daily.

4. Coupons

Earn 10 points for each coupon you print and redeem on MyPoints! The more you print, the more you earn, print and redeem 10-15 coupons in a month and earn 25 Bonus Points. 16 or more coupons in a month and earn 50 Bonus Points.

5. Surveys

Answer some questions, get paid, it IS that simple. Surveys usually pay between 50 points to 300 points. It is important to note that if you attempt a survey, and are disqualified, you still get 10 points! That’s free money!

6. Shop

If you shop online you might as well earn cash back. Check out the available retailers at MyPoints and the percentage that you get back on the MyPoints Shop page, as what you receive in cash back varies from store to store.

7. Videos

Yes, you can watch videos on MyPoints and get paid to do it! Earn One (1) Point for each video you watch! From entertainment to finance, MyPoints offers videos that are up to date and interesting.

8. Games

Choose between a dozen different games on MyPoints where you can collect 5-10 Points for playing. There are even slot machine games where you could win big

9. Search and Earn

Make MyPoints Search and Earn your portal to the web! Start your searches using this feature, and earn points when you search online.

10. Refer-a-Friend

Once you have used MyPoints for a while and decide you like it, share it with your friends using your referral link and receive 25 Points each time you successfully refer a friend to the MyPoints program. When your friend spends $20 or more, you get more points! And you get 10% bonus points for all of the eligible points earned by your referral – for life!

Note: Points are roughly 0.62 cents each, meaning that $10 = 1600 points. The minimum payout is $10 for most rewards, but payment through PayPal starts at $25.

So what are waiting for? Earn cash daily on MyPoints, and refer your friends, relatives and associates, and you can make a good amount every month with MyPoints without much effort!

What do you think? Have you used MyPoints before, and if so, do you like it?

Twits 2K aka Lists are Fun!

I just reached 2,000 followers! Woot!

On August 8, 2015, I began my Twitter journey with 426 Followers. If you have read my earlier posts, you know that this number represents my total lack of effort at actually forming a Twitter “presence”. I had this bright idea to sit back and see how many new Twitter followers I would gain NATURALLY – no actual promotion or pleading or paying attention on my end.

Yeah, that didn’t work.

By March 30, 2016, my Follower count had increased to 669. That’s less than 300 new followers in eight months…no bueno! This was taking too long. I decided to stir things up a bit. It was time to research and test out some Twitter strategies and see if they make a difference. (Answer: they do.)

So I started researching how to build an audience and keep them engaged. I’ve been testing out some of the tools available and learning new ways to engage with my current followers, while increasing visibility of my profile to attract new Twits.

Strategy #1. Follow Your Followers.
Strategy #2: Using an Account Manager.
Strategy #3: Make Some Twiends.

So now that I have a decent number of Followers, it’s time for Strategy #4: Understanding Lists.

Twitter Lists are useful, helpful, and effective for managing and optimizing your Twitter experience. A Twitter List is simply a way of categorizing people you “follow” on Twitter into specific groups, making it easier to find tweets from the users that are important to you, in a streamlined manner. Viewing a List will show you a stream of Tweets from only the accounts on that list.

Two very important things to know:
1. You don’t have to be following a user in order to add him or her to a list.
2. Tweets from your lists do not show up in your primary feed.

If you find Twitter accounts that you are interested in reading from time to time, but you don’t want to see every single tweet in your primary stream, you can put them into a List and read those tweets when the time is right for you.

Creating a Twitter list is fairly simple. Simply go to, and then on “create new list.” Twitter lists can be public (visible to everyone and searchable on Google) and private (visible only to you). You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. You can have up to 1,000 Twitter lists and each list can be up to 5,000 users long. You do not have to be following a user to add them to a list.

So here’s the breakdown:

Lists are good. You can use Lists to get organized, follow relevant & influential people in your industry, recommend cool accounts and engage with others. Lists are useful for organizing your Twitter streams based on your interests, and they are definitely worth trying if you want to streamline your account.


Now that I’ve covered Account Managers, Twiends, and Twitter Lists, what else is out there that can help grow my audience or streamline my account? Please let me know in the Comments!

I guess it’s time to hit the books and find some new strategies to increase my Twitter presence … next post will be when I hit 3000!